Sidewalk Style: Fuss-Free for Summer

It’s 90 degrees and humid at 9 AM—summer in Washington has finally arrived. Haute mom Makia Smith Thomas knows how to beat the heat.

Makia Smith Thomas, 31
Department of Housing and Urban Development, employee
With her son, Kirk Junior, or “KJ”

What she’s wearing:
Dress and shoes from Urban Outfitters, bracelets from Forever 21.

Is it a challenge to get dressed in the morning with a three-year-old?
“You just get up an hour earlier, but it’s easier that he’s a boy. A crisp white shirt is my staple at work. I buy them probably twice a month. I wear them with black pants, Via Spiga pumps, and a red or yellow bracelet.”

What do you wear on the weekend?
“My friend Tristan Blake has been making distressed, bleached jeans. They’re so cute. I went to Amsterdam and Geneva, and people there were stopping me and asking where I got them.”

What will you wear this fall?
“I’m really into cute blazers, and I want to get some really high boots. I saw a girl last night at Republic Gardens with a really cute short dress and really high boots. It was a cute look but not when it’s still 90 degrees outside. I’d like to do a lot more of that this fall.”

Rachel says:
Makia’s filmy dress is perfect for hot days, and I love her sandals. With minimal jewelry, the focus is on her great legs and enviably dewy skin. The look is pulled together but appropriately fuss-free.

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